Game Security CIC List

This page categorizes the N64 library by what CIC security chip it uses. The CIC in an N64 cartridge is simply a means of preventing unlicensed games from working on stock N64 systems. In a sense, the CIC is of no concern to the gamer. The N64 system however, requires the CIC in order to start up a game.

NOTE: This list is formatted for USA released games. Any games that were only released in other regions will be added with their region denoted in parentheses. Seldom does an N64 game's CIC change between regions though, so this is a non-issue.

Security CIC Overview

There are 5 known CICs for NTSC and PAL games:

  • NTSC:
  • CIC-NUS-6101
  • CIC-NUS-6102
  • CIC-NUS-6103
  • CIC-NUS-6105
  • CIC-NUS-6106
  • PAL:
  • CIC-NUS-7101
  • CIC-NUS-7102
  • CIC-NUS-7103
  • CIC-NUS-7105
  • CIC-NUS-7106

The CIC-6102 chip is considered the standard NTSC security chip. For PAL games it is the CIC-7101. The vast majority of releases use these two CICs, so they won't be specifically listed here, for it would be a list of over 250 games. If a game is not on the below lists, it uses either CIC-6102 if it's NTSC or CIC-7101 for PAL.

CIC-NUS-6101

Only one game used this.

  • Star Fox 64

CIC-NUS-6103

This was the most commonly used CIC other than the 6102

  • 1080 Snowboarding
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Diddy Kong Racing
  • Excitebike 64
  • Ken Griffey Jr's Slugfest
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
  • Major League Baseball featuring Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon Snap
  • Pokémon Stadium
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Super Smash Bros.

CIC-NUS-6105

Not too many games on this list.

  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The
  • Mickey's Speedway USA
  • Perfect Dark

CIC-NUS-6106

Just three games used this.

  • Cruis'n World
  • F-Zero X
  • Yoshi's Story

For now this article is for NTSC games, but it should largely cover PAL games as well. We may add PAL-specific lists in the future if necessary.

Lastly, there doesn't seem to exist a CIC-6104 for either region.

Credit for a lot of this information goes to Elitendo, R.I.P.

Written by Aaron Wilcott
April 17th 2017